MedicalLaboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the laboratoryprofessionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of healthcare. Since they often work behind the scenes, few people realize the critical workthey contribute to the field of medicine. Lab Week is a time to honor the morethan 300,000 medical lab professionals around the country and right here at PAHwho perform and interpret more than ten billion laboratory tests annually inthe US.
ThePAH Lab has been through many changes over past year as part of the PrivateRoom Initiative and facility upgrades.
In early January 2013, Microbiology,Hematology Chemistry, Urinalysis, Point of Care, Central processing, Cytology,and Pathology moved from 6 and 7 of Preston to a brand new, state-of-the-artdepartment in the Sub-Basement of the Cathcart Building. The Blood Bank was asalso relocated from 7 Preston to a new, modern space on 8 Preston.
Thismove has benefited each lab, and ultimately patient care, by improvingfacilities and operational management. Each individual lab has improvedefficiency thanks to a more strategic layout and increased space. The improvedfacility design has enabled staff to streamline processes and better managetheir time.